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Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection

One of the nation's great archival collections of New England folksong, folklore, and balladry, the Flanders Ballad Collection was the lifework of Helen Hartness Flanders (1890-1972), of Springfield, Vermont.  Over the course of thirty years, and with the assistance of Marguerite Olney, Flanders gathered and preserved more than 4,800 field recordings of New England folksongs and ballads as sung by native Vermonters and other New Englanders. In May, 1941, she donated the collection to Middl...



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This is a digitized archival cassette from the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives. Track 01a : Billy Boy - voice performance by Josiah Kennison at Townshend (Vt.). Dated 1931. Track 01b : Jim Fisk - voice performance by Josiah Kennison at Townshend (Vt.). Classification #: LAF18. Dated 1931. Track 02a : Two Brothers (Twa Brothers) - voice performance by Josiah Kennison at Townshend (Vt.). Classification #: CH049. Dated 04-06-1932....
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music, Wax...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01a : In the Days of '49 - voice performance by Elmer Barton at Quechee (Vt.). Dated 1935. Track 01b : On the Road to Boston (My Love's But a Lassie Yet) - fiddle performance by Elmer Barton at Quechee (Vt.). Dated 1935. Track 01c : Unidentified quadrille - fiddle performance by...
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Track 01a : Springfield Mountain - voice performance by John B Wheeler at Burlington (Vt.). Classification #: LAG16. Dated 05-14-1931. Track 01b : Jiffery James and John - voice performance by John B Wheeler at Burlington (Vt.). Dated 05-14-1931. Track 02a : Green Mountain Ranger - fiddle performance by Lucien Girard at Burlington (Vt.). Dated 1931. Track 02b : Champion Quadrille - fiddle performance by Lucien Girard at Burlington (Vt.). Dated 1931. Track 02c : Doll Jig - fiddle performance by...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music, Wax...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01a : Gyp's Come Tripping (Gypsy Laddie) - voice performance by Lorenzo Taylor at Putney (Vt.). Classification #: CH200. Dated 10-23-1931. Track 01b : [fragment] Fair Charlotte (Young Charlotte) - voice performance by Carey Goodrich at Putney (Vt.). Classification #: LAG17. Dated...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music, Wax...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01a : Lily of Lake Champlain - voice performance by Naomi Ingalls at Windsor (Vt.). Dated 1931. Track 01b : Green Willow Tree (Sweet Trinity) - voice performance by Naomi Ingalls at Windsor (Vt.). Classification #: CH286. Dated 1931. Track 01c : Green Grows the Laurel - voice...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music, Wax...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Squire's Young Daughter (Mary Acklin) - voice performance by Sarah Lane at Howland (Me.). Classification #: LAM16. Dated 09-02-1942. Track 02 : Last Night I Was Out On a Spree (I've Only Been Down to the Club) - voice performance by Edward Rand at Sherman Mills (Me.). Dated...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01a : Miller's Three Sons (Miller's Will) - voice performance by Florence Titus Waters at Brattleboro (Vt.). Classification #: LAQ21. Dated 1931. Track 01b : Round - voice performance by Florence Titus Waters at Brattleboro (Vt.). Dated 1931. Track 02a : Cambric Shirt (Elfin...
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20 x 25 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 05-147 Portrait of Helen Hartness Flanders
Topics: Flanders, Helen Hartness, Springfield (Vt.), Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : When Pat Gets a Job - voice performance by William J Thompson at Canaan (Vt.). Dated 04-23-1942. Track 02a : When MacGinnis Gets a Job - voice performance by William J Thompson at Canaan (Vt.). Dated 04-23-1942. Track 02b : [fragment] Johnny Doyle - voice performance by...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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12.5 x 18 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-078 Photograph of James E. Shepard with the wax cylinder recorder.
Topics: Shepard, E. James, Baltimore (Vt.), Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Patrick Shayen (Patrick Sheehan) - voice performance by Belle Luther Richards at Colebrook (Nh.). Classification #: LAJ11. Dated 07-19-1943. Track 02 : Morrissey and the Russian (Morrissey and the Russian Sailor) - voice performance by Belle Luther Richards at Colebrook...
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by Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1973
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Box 3, Cylinder 26 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. Contents (by label): "Lord Bateman" performed by Orlon Merrill of Charlestown, NH "Barbara Allen" performed by Orlon Merrill of Charlestown, NH "Lord Banner" performed by Elwin Burditt of Springfield, VT
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Boston Burglar - voice performance by Dan Howells at Providence (Ri.). Classification #: LAL16B. Dated 1945. Track 02 : Maid of the Mountain Brow (Foot of the Mountain Brow) - voice performance by Dan Howells at Providence (Ri.). Classification #: LAP07. Dated 1945. Track...
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19.5x11.5 cm. First Line: "The heart bow'd down by weight of woe" Note: "From the Opera of The Bohemian Girl" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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13 x 20.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 03-131 Portrait of Helen Hartness Flanders
Topics: Flanders, Helen Hartness, Springfield (Vt.), Photographs
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Manuscripts, Helen Hartness Flanders
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12x30 cm. First Line: "Come all you tender Christians I hope you will draw near" Note: Complete Lamentation on the Death of Father Carlon who was Drowned at Bundoran, the 8th of July 1869 This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by Flanders, Helen Hartness
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This is a digitized archival cassette from the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives. Side A:  D61A01 - Clinton County Jail - Lena Bourne Fish (East Jaffrey, NH)  D61A02 - American Working Man - Lena Bourne Fish (East Jaffrey, NH)  D61A03 - Robert the Kidd - Lucille Palmer (Wakefield, RI)  D61A04 - Gypsum Davey - Edith Ballinger Price (Newport, RI)  D61A05 a - Bailum-a-ding-um - Edith Ballinger Price (Newport, RI)  D61A05 b -...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : [fragment] Merry Month of May - voice performance by female Unidentified at New England. Track 02 : Maid of the Mountain Brow (Foot of the Mountain Brow) - voice performance by Michael Barden at Dorchester (Ma.). Classification #: LAP07. Dated 09-29-1952. Track 03 :...
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28x11 cm. First Line: "By road and by river the wild birds do sing" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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20x11 cm. First Line: "Once I was happy, but now I'm forlorn" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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Part of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections (Middlebury, Vt).
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20.5 x 25.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-063 Photograph of Jonathan Moses sharpening his axe and about to get ready to begin working
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Topics: Moses, Jonathan, Orford (N.H.), Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Cork Harbor (c) (By the Lightning We Lost our Sight) - voice performance by Charles Finnemore at Bridgewater (Me.). Classification #: LAK06. Dated 09-22-1941. Track 02 : Cork Harbor (c) (By the Lightning We Lost our Sight) - voice performance by Charles Finnemore at...
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29x12 cm. First Line: "This life is a difficult riddle" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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40x14.5 cm. First Line: "The day being spent the moon shone bright" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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28.5x11 cm. First Line: "I roved down Brickfields road to seek for recreation" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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An index of sound recordings in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives.  Includes a detailed account of the collection process and history of the Flanders Ballad Collection.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk music, Index, Music history, Ethnography
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : By the Light of the Sweet Silvery Moon - voice performance by Sadie Syphers Harvey at Houlton (Me.). Dated 09-28-1941. Track 02 : Bennie Swim - voice performance by Sadie Syphers Harvey at Houlton (Me.). Dated 09-30-1941. Track 03 : Bennie Swim (c) (Bennie Swim) - voice...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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10.5 x 7 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 08-257 Summer Hill Cemetery in Springfield, Vermont,
Topics: Cemetaries, Springfield (Vt.), Photographs
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25.5 x 20.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 05-170 Illustration for "In the 1800's" by Helen Hartness Flanders, in: The New England Galaxy, vol IV, No 4. Spring 1963
Topics: Pages, Lower Waterford, Vt., Photographs
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25x9.5 cm. First Line: "I have something sweet to tell you, but the secret you must keep" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Manuscripts, Helen Hartness Flanders
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Blind Beggar's Daughter of Bednall Green - voice performance by Albert Cox at Sherman Mills (Me.). Classification #: LAN27. Dated 05-12-1942. Track 02 : Blind Beggar's Daughter of Bednall Green - voice performance by Albert Cox at Sherman Mills (Me.). Classification #:...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : In the Town of Donegal - voice performance by Eugene Neddeau at Lyndon Center (Vt.). Dated 1942. Track 03 : [fragment] In the Dense Woods - voice performance by Abbie Burgess at Providence (Ri.). Dated 02-04-1945. Track 04a : About Jim Fernald (Interview) - recitation...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : Somebody's Knockin' At Your Door - voice performance by Maggie Lewis at Washington (Dc.). Dated 1949. Track 02 : Walking to Jerusalem Just Like You - voice performance by Maggie Lewis at Washington (Dc.). Dated 1949. Track 03 : Somebody's Knockin' At Your Door - voice...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : Indian Sits in His Little Canoe (Indian's Lament) - voice performance by Patrick Barden at Littleton (Nh.). Dated 10-09-1952. Track 02 : Shanty Boys - voice performance by Patrick Barden at Littleton (Nh.). Dated 1952. Track 03 : Pete McGraw - voice performance by Michael...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01a : Lord Banner (c) (Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard) - voice performance by Elwin Burditt at Springfield (Vt.). Classification #: CH081. Dated 06-14-1931. Track 01b : Tune the Old Cow Died On - voice performance by Elwin Burditt at Springfield (Vt.). Dated 1931. Track 02a : Old...
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3.5 x 3.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-108 Portrait of Sam Henry
Topics: Henry, Sam, Unknown location, Photographs
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Manuscripts, Helen Hartness Flanders
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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Part of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections (Middlebury, Vt).
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First line: "Sons of freedom listen to me" This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Manuscripts, Helen Hartness Flanders
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6 x 9.5 cm b&w negative transparency; 12.5 x 18 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 07-229 Photograph of Mr. Hanford Hayes standing outside his house, by the fields
Topics: Hayes, Hanford, Maine, Photographs
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5.5 x 17 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 06-186 Portrait of Asa Davis
Topics: Davis, Asa, Flanders, Helen Hartness, Photographs
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28x11 cm. First Line: "You muses devine combine and lind me your aid" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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29x11 cm. First Line: "Just before the battle mother I am thinking more of you" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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28x11 cm. First Line: "Oh, Jesus, you are my jewel my cheiefest only joy" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by C. B. Southwick (author)
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15x9.5 cm. First Line: "I miss this dear friend from my own quiet home" Note: by C. B. Southwick, Middletown, VT, "Lines in memory of my dear friend Mrs. Martin Burch." This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by Glenn (author)
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20x11.5 cm. First Line: "When you wake up in the morning" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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23x9.5 cm. First Line: "'Way down upon de Swanee Ribber" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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6 x 5.5 cm b&w Negative transparency; 18 x 12.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-019 Burditt, Elwin and Helen Hartness Flanders recording a song
Topics: Burditt, Elwin and Helen Hartness Flanders, Springfield (Vt.), Photographs
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6.5 x 9 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 08-256 Portrait of Lena Bourne Fish
Topics: Fish, Bourne Lena, Jaffrey (N.H.), Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Tinker Jimmie (Bum from Omaha) - voice performance by Maynard Reynolds at Pittsburg (Nh.). Dated 04-21-1942. Track 02 : Willie's Gone a Sailing (Jack Monroe) - voice performance by Maynard Reynolds at Pittsburg (Nh.). Classification #: LAN07. Dated 04-21-1942. Track 03 :...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Six King's Daughters (Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight) - voice performance by Myra Daniels at E Calais (Vt.). Classification #: CH004. Dated 11-09-1939. Track 02 : Edmon Dell (Edwin in the Lowlands Low) - voice performance by Myra Daniels at E Calais (Vt.). Classification #:...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Barbara Allen (Bonny Barbara Allen) - voice performance by Lena Bourne Fish at E Jaffrey (Nh.). Classification #: CH084. Dated 06-09-1941. Track 02 : Belle of Long Lake (Blue Mountain Lake) - voice performance by Lena Bourne Fish at E Jaffrey (Nh.). Classification #: LAC20....
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : Mary of Colchester (Sheffield Apprentice) - voice performance by Myra Daniels at Hardwick (Vt.). Classification #: LAO39. Dated 07-02-1954. Track 02 : Granger John - voice performance by Myra Daniels at Hardwick (Vt.). Dated 07-02-1954. Track 03 : Honest Irish Lad - voice...
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28x11 cm. This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by G. Ward Webster (author)
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30.5x27.5 cm. First Line: "A Prince he would a raking go" Tune of the lovesick frog This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
28x11 cm. First Line: "In bitter anguish we now reveal" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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28x11 cm. First Line: "I've drank away my precious time" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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20x11 cm. First Line: "A Soldier of the Legion lay dying in Algiers" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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19x[11] cm. First Line: "You're all invited and the band engaged" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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19.5x[11] cm. First Line: "I live in a brown-stone tenement" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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25x17 cm. First Line: "On a Monday afternoon, in the latter part of June" Note: "Or the Barber's daughter of Weehawken, as sung by Tony Pastor." This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by Banks Winter (composer)
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9 + chorus 20x11.5 cm. First Line: "Now Winter, with its piercing train" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads
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20.5 x 25.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 09-261 In the photograph, left to right: Finnemore, Charles; Davis, Asa; George, Elmer singing
Topics: Group photos, Unknown location, Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow (Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow) - voice performance by Lena Bourne Fish at E Jaffrey (Nh.). Dated 03-06-1942. Track 02 : John Grumby (Father Grumble) - voice performance by Lena Bourne Fish at E Jaffrey (Nh.). Classification #: LAQ01. Dated...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss (Rolling Stone) - voice performance by Nellie Peters at Highgate Spring (Vt.). Classification #: LAB25. Dated 08-20-1941. Track 02 : Old Arm Chair (Grandmother's Old Arm Chair) - voice performance by Nellie Peters at Highgate Spring (Vt.)....
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : British Man O War (British Man of War) - voice performance by Charles Finnemore at Bridgewater (Me.). Dated 10-29-1943. Track 02 : Peter Street (Shirt and Apron) - voice performance by Charles Finnemore at Bridgewater (Me.). Classification #: LAK42. Dated 10-29-1943. Track...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Liverpool Hornpipe - fiddle performance by Elmer Barton at Quechee (Vt.). Dated 1940. Track 02 : Bonaparte's March Crossing the Alps (Bonaparte Crossing the Alps) - fiddle performance by Elmer Barton at Quechee (Vt.). Dated 1940. Track 03 : Wabash Cannonball - caller...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : So Fare Well Cold Winter (Adieu Cold Winter) - voice performance by Anna R French Bush at Concord (Ma.). Dated 11-30-1954. Track 02 : Barberry Allen (Bonny Barbara Allen) - voice performance by Anna R French Bush at Concord (Ma.). Classification #: CH084. Dated...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Bright Eyed Etta Lee - voice performance by Abe Washburn at Colebrook (Nh.). Dated 11-21-1941. Track 02 : Texas Rangers - voice performance by Abe Washburn at Colebrook (Nh.). Classification #: LAA08. Dated 11-21-1941. Track 03 : Drunken Captain - voice performance by Abe...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...